Svetlana Bessarab, a member of the State Duma Committee on Labour, Social Policy and Veterans Affairs, in an interview with Pravda.Ru assessed the introduction of a universal benefit for low-income families. “Our benefits, as well as the criteria for need, are different. If in one group we are talking about two minimum wages per family member, then in other groups we are talking about one minimum wage per person. It is proposed to reach a single value, to give equal opportunities to all parents who need state assistance,” the deputy said. According to her, many citizens ask why the allowance depends on the age of the children.